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ok if i have this current configuration

Athlon 3200 barton
msi k7n2 delta 2
1 gig corsair value at 2.5-3-3-6 (3-3-5 seemd unstable*)
ati brand 9800 pro 128 meg

what else can be done to get some more performance?
is that the most usefull vid card i can use?
is it worth tossing an extra gig sticvk of memory in it?
and when my computer boots up it says my memory is running at 200 mhz
is that right??

and if i was to build a new machine to have 2 computers capable of playing Dark age of Camelot and Halflife 2
cheaply of course

anyone think athlon 64 3200 939
bfg nforce 2 mobo
fopr now the memory in my old machine
and what vid card?
must be as good as current machine or better
but6 with a budget of like 700 dollars
right now i have in my head p[rices worked out

\\athlon 3700 $225
bfg mobo $99
antec sonata 2 case and PS $99
and a vid card not sure wich one though
would have to say worth like 200 bucks?

im not entirely worried about Overclocking
more or less being as good or better then my current machine
i cannot have somethign worse =)

any feed back thank you
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post #2 of 12
I'd have to say go with an inexpensive PCI-E (nf4) motherboard for your 939 build. Then we can find the appropriate video card.

***EDIT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ATT=14-102-483

Wont do much better than that on your budget.
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post #3 of 12
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well for the AGP machine my ahtlon 3200 barton
im looking to see if my 9800 pro is tyhe best card to use
if there os a better card that will be fully utilized and not held down by the processor
was thining those 7800 GS agp's

and for new mahcine
im pretty much dead sety ont he BFG nforce 4 movbo
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post #4 of 12
The 9800Pro shouldn't be held back by your 3200 too much, but the X850XT PE and the 7800GS are the best for AGP.. I think the 7800GS walks all over the X850XT PE though. Not a bad price either! ($305 or so at Monarch)
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post #5 of 12
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and in your opinion it wouldnt be a waiste of money due to my processor?
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post #6 of 12
Well, if you're just lookin to upgrade the barton rig, then the 7800GS would be a nice upgrade, and the barton would hang in there...but it won't let the video card shine either.

I'd save your money for your next build though.

Just my opinion, and a humble one at that.
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post #7 of 12
if i were you id prefer to save for a whole build. also just a humble opinion.
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post #8 of 12
X is right, that is a schweet graphics card for the price
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post #9 of 12
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hmm OEM is good?
i dont trust that kind of stuff
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post #10 of 12
OEM is just like retail except for the most part, it'll be just the card; You won't be getting a manual or any of the accessories that would come in retail.
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